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Not sure what to do after resetting router

I cannot remeber my password for router, i have pressed the reset to default settings. wht do I do now? do I put the disk back in and reinstall??????????. I can access the internet since pressing restart but it says that my connection is unsecure.

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When you reset the router all configuration settings you entered are erased and the router reverts to the default configuration (factory defaults).
To secure it you must access the router's web interface
----to change the admin account password
----to rename your network (SSID), maybe not broadcast the SSID
---to limit broadcat power
----to set up firewall
---to enforce encryption (WEP , etc.)
---to enforce MAC filtering
and so on.

Some router's have an easy network setup you can run, but if you want to customize you must access the web interface. You enter the IP address of the url in you browser and you visit the different tabs to see what you can modify, saving the changes.

The deafult IP address of your router, and the admin password are in your manual, but usually
IP, or 192.168. 1.1,, or just home
Administrator user name: admin
Administrator password : admin, or no password

If you want to be able to secure you network, you must take the time to read the manual. Some routers afford you the possibility to save the configuration on you computer, so that you can restore your settings. Do not worry, if anything goes wrong you reset to factory defaults and start anew.
A last advice:While learning how to secure your network TAKE NOTES. They will come in handy when you will have to reset a few years down the line.

Hope it helps.

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Easy. Really.

go to a command prompt, and type 'ipconfig' without quotes. you will see your ip address in the info you get back, and you will also see the ip address for your gateway. Gateway=router. Probably

put the gateway ip address into the address bar of your web browser. This will take you to the configuration interface (web page) of the router. If it asks for username/password, try admin for user name, and leave the password blank. As soon as you get into the router, find the place to upgrade the firmware, and update it. Set up a wireless password too.

If you have any trouble with this, post a comment and I'll get back to you.



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    Sir I reset the router by pressing reset button. After I connected laptop and router with cable (Etharnet). Then I opened site where I some steps to process. I don't know how to process these steps can you help me, Please mail me at


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Your router been reset to its default setting, so if you want to configure your router for a secure connection you can reinstall with the cd. And I suggest doing it.

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